|Abundant Grace||Free Meals||3324 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers|
Single-serve lunch bag- Wednesdays and Sundays 11:30 - 12:30
|Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT)||Emergency Housing||P.O. Box 60401 Fort Myers, Florida 33906|
239-939-3112 Crisis Line open 24/7
Fax: 239- 939-4741
Services: Shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and Victim Advocate Attorneys for injunctions for protection.
Our hotline is still operational, our shelters remain open and you can still make an appointment for outreach/counseling/therapy.
• Regarding outreach counseling/therapy, we can help, if it is safe for the victim, by providing the counseling/therapy through secure teletherapy (video) counseling/therapy.
• Rape crisis center is operational. Rape victims must call our hotline to schedule the forensic examination.
|Affordable Homeownership Foundation||Low Income Housing Assistance||5264 Clayton Ct., Suite 1 Fort Myers, Fl. 33907|
We are currently taking intakes over the phone and gathering info & documents for appointments in advance via e-mail or fax. We are seeing clients in the office and doing
Virtual Counseling Via SKYPE & ZOOM. Clients that are seen in the office must wear a mask and we will ask them to stay home if they are feeling unwell. For individuals needing Mortgage Assistance we have been asked to keep a waiting list of potential clients that need assistance while a grant for
mortgage assistance is being drafted. If anyone has any questions please have them call our office for assistance.
• We are distributing supplies to all of our tenants
that live month to month and are very low income and can’t be there when things just disappeared off the shelves so we are dropping off supplies, like disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, water and any canned food we can gather
• We are currently taking intakes over the phone and gathering info and forwarding to the appropriate agencies but not seeing any clients in the office.
• We are in the office working on grants and
• We are rehabbing one house and getting ready to build another.
Affordable Homeownership Foundation has a COVID-19 Grant to help with Rental Assistance for past due rent or
rent, however in order to receive the assistance you must have been laid off or furloughed due to COVID 19 or been
directly affected see below.
The money is very limited and we must help at least 2 very low and 2 moderate-income individuals or families. Have them call the office for assistance.
- ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: - check Yes for all that apply, if you answer NO to all questions, you are not eligible for
i. Income was reduced or lost because of COVID-19. For example: unemployment, underemployment reduced job
hours, reduced pay, or a decline in self-employed business earnings.
ii. Loss of income because I was personally affected by COVID-19 and under doctors' orders to quarantine.
iii. Loss of income because I was a caregiver to a household family member that was affected by COVID-19 and under doctors' orders to quarantine.
iv. Loss of income because I was affected by COVID-19 and required hospitalization and quarantine.
v. Loss of income because I was a caregiver to a household family member that was affected by COVID-19 and required hospitalization and quarantine.
|Agency for Persons with Disabilities||Other Helpful Agencies||2295 Victoria Ave # 221A, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
• APD issued an Emergency Order to providers suspending certain renewal deadlines due to COVID-19.
• APD-licensed group homes, are restricting visitors in compliance with the Executive Order to protect the health and safety of our customers.
• APD Adult Day Training programs are screening visitors for possible exposure to COVID-19 using a visitor questionnaire. The questionnaire is also being used to
screen visitors coming into APD Regional Offices.
• Waiver Support Coordinators will interact via technology
|AIM Target||Substance Abuse||3049 Cleveland Ave #100, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
AIM Target Programs, an outpatient treatment and drug testing agency, has not changed any hours or days open
due to COVID-19. We have maintained strict cleaning protocols and followed all CDC guidelines.
|All Souls Food Pantry||Food Pantries,Free Meals||14640 N Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33903|
Reduced hours. Open Wednesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
|Angel Wings of SW Florida, Inc.||Emergency Housing,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||13331 Medinah Cir W, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
Angel Wings House is postponing admitting new residents until August 15th due to enhanced precautions for Covid. We will accept referrals beginning that date. Please note that clients unable to work or with significant physical or mental medical needs are not eligible.
Qualified clients are single women without dependent children who are seeking to re-enter the workforce and regain independence; not qualified for substance abuse programs; able to pass a background check (no felony charges, no restraining orders by or against); and able to pass drug and COVID screening. Questions and information? Call 239-898-0945.
|Better Together||Emergency Housing||15275 Collier Blvd. Suite 201-284 Naples, FL 34119|
Contact: Isis LaRose
Services: Better Together facilitates short-term voluntary placement housing for children (infant-17yo) of families in crisis offering parent mentorship. Parents retain full custody. Privately funded program with volunteers (host families) who are vetted and trained. Parents have access to Better Work Program for job coaching; resume & interview skills and 4 job fairs a year.
We at Better Together are busy as we prepare for an increase in need for our services. We have already seen an increase in calls by 155%! Our programs remain fully
operational with precautions. We are ensuring that children are not sick as they are placed with a host family and have not traveled recently. If they are experiencing any
symptoms, even if just a runny nose we are requiring that they be seen by Lee telehealth first. We know how important relational support is during this time and so our
mentorship referrals are being connected as soon as possible via virtual avenues, such as zoom or phone. We are expecting an increase in need for our hosting program and in
preparation for that we are hosting one-hour volunteer informational meetings via zoom and following up with an online video training specific to the role of interest. All
fingerprints and home-studies are being done one on one.
|Beyond Barriers||Counseling||3677 Central Ave suite i, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Beyond Barriers is still open for clients through both in-person and telehealth options.
|Bonita Springs Assistance Office||Emergency Financial Aid,Food Pantries||25300 Bernwood Dr #6, Bonita Springs, FL 34135|
Pre-bagged food and hygiene items distribution on M & W from 1:00 PM to
3:00 PM. Diapers for toddlers/ infants and adult incontinence products are also available. Our lobby remains closed to the public. Financial Assistance applications for rent, mortgage, or utilities are available online at:
Please call or email us with any additional questions.
E-mail: [email protected] Phone- 239-992-3034
|Cape Coral Caring Center||Free Meals||4645 SE 15th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
The Cape Coral Caring Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am to noon, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am to
11am. Our services are for residents of Cape Coral.
Prepackaged food bags are given and placed in the trunks of cars. When available fresh produce, meat, eggs, and dairy are distributed. Help with utilities is available by appointment only, please call 239-945-1927, if you are subject to disconnect.
|Cape Vineyard Community Church||Food Pantries||923 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
Cape Vineyard Community Church will be doing our Thursday night food pantry and dinner church much differently. We will be going drive-thru instead of inside and
sit down. From 4:30-6:30 pm guests will be able to drive-thru our lines in the parking lot behind our church (the club square parking lot) to register and receive free groceries
(open to all, once a month) as well as the Harry Chapin Care & Share groceries (open to those who meet the Harry Chapin requirements, once a month). They will also receive a delicious hot meal to-go style for each person in their household (no restrictions, available each week). We invite
anyone and everyone in Lee County who needs assistance to come and receive it here, you do not have to go to this church to receive free groceries.
We have a large homeless population that depends on breakfast here every Sunday. While we are streaming live services on Sunday and not gathering in large groups, those who show up for breakfast will be given to-go meals.
Our office is closed at this time as we are working remotely from home. All correspondence will be responded to. People
can request prayer and stay up to date with our services and events by going to capevineyard.com.
|CASL||Counseling,Low Income Housing Assistance||2229 Unity Ave, Suite 1, Ft Myers, FL 33901|
CASL has moved. Our new office address is 2229 Unity Ave, Suite 1, Ft Myers, FL 33901. Phone & fax remain the same.
Due to Covid-19, we are asking clients to call us in advance as we are not allowing walk-ins at this time
|Catholic Charities||Counseling,Food Pantries||4235 Michigan Ave Link, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
Bonita Springs Food Distribution: Drive-thru Fridays 9-11 (starting 4/10). Juan Diego Outreach Center, 28360 Beaumont Road.
• Fort Myers Food Distribution: Drive-thru Fridays 9-1. Elizabeth Kay Galeana Center, 4235 Michigan Ave. Link.
• Mental Health Counseling. Via telehealth or phone. Call (844)385-2404.
• All other questions. Call (844)385-2404
|Centennial Park Helping Hands||2000 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
We are back at Centennial Park, Sundays at 4:30 pm. We are serving prepackaged meals, snacks, and drinks and will be set up at the far end of the parking lot. Also, serving lunch
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon under the bridge.
|Center for Independent Living||Employment Training||7011 Cypress Terrace, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
Offices are closed to the public. Staff still taking calls, responding to emails, and providing information and referral services to
|Center for Progress & Excellence||Counseling||11940 Fairway Lakes Dr #4, Fort Myers, FL 33913|
Mobile Crisis Staff will work remotely from home to limit COVID-19 Exposure. Staff members WILL continue to respond to all calls through the Crisis Hotline.
Dispatch Department is adding 2 additional
questions to the Dispatch questionnaire.
1) Is the client experiencing any cold-like/flu-like symptoms?
2) Has the client traveled outside the US within the past 30 days?
All calls to the CPE Office will be transferred to the on-call Crisis Hotline.
All staff are to utilize telehealth (Doxy Me) to
provide mental health services (therapy sessions, service linkage, mentoring, etc)
|Centerstone||Other Helpful Agencies||4350 Fowler St Unit 24 Ft Myers FL, 33901|
North Lee County and South Lee county FACT teams
4350 Fowler St Unit 24
Ft Myers FL, 33901
Office (239) 208-6390 Fax (239) 208-6386
Services: Florida assertive community treatment
A multi-disciplinary team assisting individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in Lee County
FACT and CAT teams here in Lee County are still operational and accepting new clients. Clients are still receiving daily med deliveries and face-to-face services as needed with
safety precautions in place. Other services are provided via telehealth as able. The front lobby is daily until noon.
24/7 CareLine 941-782-4300
|Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL||Counseling,Other Helpful Agencies||3830 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
239-939-2808 - 3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers 33901
Services: Deals with family alliance, family parenting, and child protection.
Open: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Child Protection Team continues to be available to law enforcement and the Department of Children and Families,
24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
• Family Advocacy services are being conducted remotely.
• Family Alliance is providing teletherapy to children age 3-17 who have experienced abuse and/or neglect, witnessed/experienced family violence or a violent crime, or
are at risk of abuse and/or neglect. • Court-ordered and non-court ordered Parenting Program are being conducted
Pine Manor summer school has reopened and is operating out of the Pine Manor community center from 9am-5pm
Monday through Friday while following all CDC guidelines.
• East United Way house on Palm Beach Blvd is still providing food. Staff continues to assist with linking families to resources via phone.
|City Gate Church Homeless Services||Showers||1735 Jackson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
City Gate Ministries - First Baptist Church
239-334-7747 - Fax 239-334-3560
1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers
Showers for homeless adults Tues. 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Closed at this time for showers and laundry.
|Community Cooperative||Free Meals||3429 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #4403, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
Community Cooperative Fort Myers Beach Outreach at Chapel by the Sea
100 Chapel St., Ft. Myers 33931 - 239-810-8504
Showers Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7-8 a.m.
COMMUNITY CAFÉS To-Go Meals Only
• Monday thru Friday, 10:30am-12:00pm 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Fort Myers
• Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7:00am-8:30 a.m. 100 Chapel Street, Fort Myers Beach
• MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES-Pre-bagged groceries while supplies last. Families
are required to stay in their cars and get groceries using a drive-thru model
to minimize person to person contact. Schedules are on our website.
• COMMUNITY MARKET - Fort Myers location Monday thru Friday from
9:00am-12:00pm also, Tuesday and Thursday 1:00- 4:00 pm. Pre-bagged groceries will be available onsite. ID required.
• SOCIAL SERVICES 9:00am-12:00pm. Monday thru Friday, as well as afternoon phone appointments. *Masks required to enter Social Services.
• MEALS ON WHEELS meal delivery Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
|Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc||Employment Training,Transportation||2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way Fort Myers, FL 33916|
2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 332-5346 - Fax: (239) 332-7815
Services: Employment program for Seniors 55+plus transportation and senior compassion program.
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Services: Faith in Action Senior Transportation Program
For a phone assessment, call 332-5346
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Offices are closed to the public, volunteers only by appointment. Staff still taking calls, responding to emails, and providing information about services to callers.
|Florida Rural Legal Services||Legal Services||3210 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers|
239-334-4554 -toll free number 888-582-3410
3210 Cleveland Ave. -, Fort Myers
Services: Free legal representation for low-income individuals, elderly and farmworkers in the areas of landlord-tenant, subsidized housing, foreclosure, debt collection, consumer, bankruptcy, family law, guardianship advocacy, public benefits, driver license restoration, expungement, and immigration.
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• All intake and client appointments will be handled by telephone
• All meetings will be conducted by teleconference
• FRLS notified clients, applicants, and partners it was suspending in-person office visits
• For existing clients, since there will be no in-person meetings, FRLS will make arrangements to drop off documents
• FRLS' pro bono team is working with the private bar on volunteer opportunities to ensure a continuation of services.
FRLS is accepting applications for assistance through telephone intake: Call Toll Free: 1-888-582-3410. If you are a current client and need to reach FRLS staff please call 1-888-
|Florida Self-Directed Care||Other Helpful Agencies||1650 Medical Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
At Florida Self-Directed Care (FLSDC)- related to NAMI Collier’s decision to honor social distancing recommendations- we are still functioning, though remotely.
We are making an effort to connect with everyone in our program and still accepting inquiries, with the understanding
that meetings will not be face to face until further notice, therefore all support and business is being conducted via phone, mail, and email.
|Fort Myers Rescue Mission||Emergency Housing,Free Meals,Showers||6900 Mission Ln., Ft. Myers, 33916|
6900 Mission Ln., Ft. Myers, 33916
239-334-7365 - Contact: Phil Ledger
Fax: 239-334-8402 www.fortmyersrescuemission.org
Services: Christian based shelter for men. Counseling, life skills, meals, and showers.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All hot meals; Monday thru Saturday-Breakfast 5:00 a.m. /Lunch 11:30 a.m./Dinner 4:55 p.m.; Sunday- Breakfast 7:00 a.m./ Lunch 12:00 / Dinner 4:55 p.m. Showers for homeless men and women - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
All Hot Meals
Monday thru Saturday-Breakfast 5:00 a.m. /Lunch 11:30 a.m./Dinner 5:00 p.m.; Sunday- Breakfast 7:00 a.m./ Lunch 12:00 / Dinner 4:55 p.m.
We are opening our facility back up starting Monday, Aug. 3rd. People can take showers and the dining room will open at 5 a.m. We will start taking men into the facility that
Monday. Once meals & showers resume- Our mealtime is 5 a.m. breakfast, 11:30 a.m. lunch, and 5 p.m. supper. Shower
facilities for men and women are 8-5 every day except Sunday.
|Frankie's Place (outpatient behavioral healthcare facility)||Counseling,Substance Abuse||2710 Swamp Cabbage Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Frankie's Place is in full operation and we are taking new clients;
IOP and OP substance/ co-occurring disorders
Mental Health Issues, Anger Management, Batters Intervention Program, Individual Therapy, UA testing available
|Gladiolus Food Pantry||Food Pantries||10511 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers 33908|
10511 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers 33908
Contact Miriam Ortiz at (239) 437-8122 [email protected]
Services: Choice Pantry- Open Wednesday Only from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gladiolus Food Pantry is distributing pre-packed bags of groceries every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. while following CDC guidelines. Clients receive bags including
canned goods, dry goods, fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread and pastries when those items are available.
|Goodwill Industries of SWFL||Employment Training,Other Helpful Agencies||26820 Old 41 Rd Bonita Springs, FL 34135|
Community Resource Centers (Job-Links) are open effective May 4th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the locations listed below.
Appointments and face mask use is strongly encouraged.
Bonita Springs – United Way House
26820 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lehigh Acres (located inside Goodwill Store)
2825 Lee Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33971
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Palm Beach United Way House/Community Resource Center (located at retail store) 4162 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL
Estrella (Starr) Rodriguez Office: (239) 693-9510, ext. 0
Mon. – Fri., 9:00am – 4:30pm
Charlotte, Hendry, and Collier CRC’s are also opened.
Neighborhood Outreach Centers are open at Pine Manor
and Charleston Park. See hours listed below.
Fort Myers - Pine Manor
5547 Tenth Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Call for Appointment
Alva – Charleston Park
2541 Charleston Park Dr
Alva, FL 33920
Mon- Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call for Appointment
MicroEnterprise Institute is accepting applications for individuals interested in learning how to start or grow their
own small business. Please call or email Sandra Plazas for more information at 239-995-2106 ext 2304 or
Pathways to Opportunity, our adult day training program, is providing distance learning and providing limited on-site
services. For more information please call or email Jessica Tursi at 239-995-2106 ext 2301 or [email protected]
Pathways to Work, providing employment services for youth and adults with disabilities is offering both in-person and virtual services by appointment. For more information
please call or email Angela Hemstreet at 239-995-2106 ext 2227 or [email protected]
Goodwill SWFL stores are open, please check the website for current store hours. Orientation for new staff continues to
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Fred Richards, Vice President of Community Support
Services at 239-995-2106 ext 2224 or by email at [email protected] or Tess Benham, Director of Community Support Services at 239-995-2106 ext 2228 or by
email at [email protected]
|Grace Works Unlimited||Food Pantries||1912 Empress Ct, Naples, FL 34110|
Grace Works Unlimited has stopped all volunteering at this time but we have taken on new ways to serve. Grace Works is collecting any and all in-kind donations from individuals and organizations within the community to give to other nonprofits to meet the needs of their clientele. We are
partnering with 12 different nonprofits/organizations and
would love to help more if needed. We are working closely with Park Alliance Church in south Fort Myers to hand out bags of groceries to individual families within our area. We also launched a new program, “Cards for Seniors”- where families can make special cards and we deliver to seniors
quarantined within facilities.
|Harry Chapin Food Bank||Food Pantries||3760 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Harry Chapin Food Bank is open for operations. We are continuing to support agencies in our network as best we
can with limited donations and volunteers.
As always, we do not serve individuals directly at our facilities.
Senior kit distributions are continuing unchanged. Some distribution sites may close, and timing may shift. Clients should check our website for updates.
Our mobile pantries are operating normally right now, with adjustments to protect participants from infection. Mobile
pantries will transition soon to a drive-thru model distributing kits of shelf-stable items supplemented with fresh food as available.
|Hearts and Homes||Food Pantries||2230 Alicia St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Operational and providing food
|Hope Clubhouse||Counseling,Employment Training||3602 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
3602 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
A membership community of support for adults with mental illness, promoting “recovery through work”.
Hope Clubhouse continues to provide our mental health community of support virtually through Zoom and is currently accepting new members by referral.
|Housing Authority City of Fort Myers||Other Helpful Agencies||4224 Renaissance Preserve Way, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) cares about the wellbeing of our residents, staff, communities, and partners and to help combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), HACFM has closed our rental offices, HCV office, Community and Supportive Services Office and the Administration Office to the public until
HACFM continues working diligently to ensure that we provide essential services while following the CDC, Federal
Government and the State of Florida’s directives to limit any exposure to COVID-19. HACFM’s Public Housing rental
offices, HCV office and Administrative offices are staffed with employees to continue to serve you and help with your needs. Additionally, the Community Supportive Services (CSS) staff are available by phone to assist with connecting families to emergency services for financial coaching,
emergency food, utility assistance, and employment needs.
Please visit the housing authority’s Website at
http://www.hacfm.org/web/ and/or the Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/housingfortmyers/ for ongoing updates.
We are communicating by phone, email, mail, fax and drop boxes. Our employees are conducting regular business hours
from 7:00-5:30 Monday thru Thursday. HACFM will focus on immediate and emergency needs only to include Housing
Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs focusing on Interim Recertification for rent reduction to due COVID-19;
Move Ins and Move In Inspections; Emergency Work Orders for all Public Housing, NSP Housing and Market
|Human and Veteran Services||Employment Training||2440 Thompson St. Fort Myers|
2440 Thompson St. Fort Myers
Services: Resume Preparation, Mock interview, Employment
Training, Job Referrals, Workforce Readiness Training.
Assistance obtaining and maintaining employment
239-533-7902 [email protected]
2440 Thompson St. Fort Myers
Services: Financial Literacy Classes, Budgeting workshop and one-on-one financial counseling
|Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the SunCoast, Inc||Veterans Services||2688 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, Florida 34237|
JFCS staff are working remotely.
Coordinated entry and JFCS screening/intakes will be completed by calling Crystal Soto 941-366-2224 ext. 628 or
Tim Martin 941-366-2224 ext.626
Clients will be contacted by cellular/telephone or video if client access is available. In-person if no other options are available.
JFCS Staff will be attending meetings and trainings by conference calls and webinars if available.
|Lee County Coalition For A Drug-Free Southwest Florida (Drug Free Lee)||Substance Abuse||3763 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Offering virtual prevention programs and resources to parents and caregivers during Sheltering at Home period, and summer vacation through the Prevention Parents SWFL Facebook Page and Coalition website, www.drugfreeswfl.org
|Lee County Housing Authority||Emergency Housing||14170 Warner Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33903|
At LCHA the health and well-being of our staff, residents and business partners is our top priority. To that end, we will make business-related decisions in real-time based on the health and safety of all involved. We will work closely with federal, state and local health officials while heeding their
recommendations for maintaining a healthy work environment.
Out of an abundance of caution, beginning on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and until otherwise posted, the LCHA will discontinue office hours open to the general public. LCHA
staff will telework from home but will maintain normal office hours where they are accessible via email and will return
telephone messages daily.
|Lee County Housing Development Corporation||Low Income Housing Assistance||3677 Central Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Emergency & for the safety of clients and employees, Walk-in services and
face-to-face appointments for Lee County Housing Development Corporation are suspended until further notice. Clients may call 239-275-5105 or email
[email protected] for further guidance.
|LifeCare (SW Florida Location)||Counseling||3850 Williams Rd, Estero, FL 33928|
Counseling & Coaching - still open for clients in-person, by phone and virtual options.
|Lifeline Family Center||Emergency Housing||907 S.E. 5th Ave., Cape Coral 33990|
239-242-7238 - Fax: 239-242-7248
24 Hour Hotline 239-772-4673
907 S.E. 5th Ave., Cape Coral 33990
Services: Two-year In-house living program for pregnant mothers, providing a safe home, spiritual counseling, parenting classes and direction, and crisis pregnancy counseling. Must be prior to seven months pregnant, 16-25 years old, pass a drug test, and have no active felony charges.
Open: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are open to the public. No masks are needed. People will need to answer questions regarding symptoms of COVID-19, and if they have been around someone with the
virus, etc, before coming into the building. We are performing non-medical ultrasounds for the community the last Tuesday of the month by appointment.
Anyone who needs our help can call us in the office MondayFriday from 9-5 at 239-242-7238. After those hours the crisis hotline number is 239-772-4673(HOPE).
|Lutheran Services Florida||Legal Services,Substance Abuse||3615 Central Ave., Suite 4, Fort Myers|
3615 Central Ave., Suite 4, Fort Myers
3634 Central Ave., Ft. Myers 33901
Phone: 239-278-1140 or 239-278-1030
Contact: Shelia Dixon, [email protected]
Services: Counseling services for youth ages 10-17
Lutheran Services Florida CINS/FINS and Oasis Youth Shelter remains fully operational and accepting homeless youth ages 10-17 should the need arise. They will be screened for Covid-19 in order to enter.
Staff are working remotely and, in the office, to limit exposure. We continue to have 24/7 screening for services and are utilizing virtual platforms to provide services to clients.
|McGregor Clinic||Health Care||3487 Broadway, Fort Myers 33901|
[email protected] or www.mcgregorclinic.org
Services: Primary medical care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, on-site laboratory services, case management, LIMITED food pantry, clothes closet, free HIV testing, support group, housing assistance referral, medication assistance referral. FREE community education available upon request. All services provided regardless of ability to pay. Call for appointment.
Open: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McGregor Clinic will be operating at a reduced staff and client schedule.
- Teledoc services and Zoom calls will be utilized to encourage clients to stay home. Soon to be using HIPAA compliant Doxy.me
- Case management will be in touch with clients as needed.
- McGregor Community Services will be closed until further notice
Free home HIV testing for Florida residents is available via https://knowyourhivstatus.com/get-a-free-hometesting-kit/
- All clinic entrances will be locked, and clients will only be permitted access with an appointment due to limited PPE.
All labs are being drawn offsite until we are able to obtain PPE.
- All community gatherings/support groups are postponed for the next four weeks, or until further notice. and
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|Military Outreach Coordinator Florida Covering Kids and Families University of South Florida College of Public Health||Other Helpful Agencies||8961 Daniels Center Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers, FL 33912|
We are a project of USF and all our travel for outreach is suspended until further notice. I am working remotely but still sending information electronically about our project,
speaking with prospective and current partners by phone and continuing enrollments virtually.
|Operation Par||Substance Abuse||535 Pine Island Road Suite M North Fort Myers, FL 33903|
239-656-7700/ Fax: 239-656-7702
535 Pine Island Road Suite M
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(Satellite office located in South Fort Myers for established patients.)
Services: Substance abuse treatment for opiate use disorders in the form of Medication Assisted Treatment (methadone, buprenorphine, and Vivitrol). Accepted forms of payment include self-pay and Medicaid. Free Narcan also provided.
Open: 7 days per week. New client intakes welcome M-F 5:30-11:00 am and Sat-Sun 6:30-10:00
We are still open for our normal dosing hours with all our staff and taking new admissions. Limited interactions with patients has been encouraged as we monitor the flow of
patient traffic to allow entrance into our buildings in small numbers at a time and our substance abuse counselors have been utilizing telehealth to conduct counseling sessions.
Anyone who presents with a temperature or symptoms that raise a concern is not allowed into the building. We have measures in place to assist clients who present to the
building with concerning symptoms.
|Providence Family Life Center||Low Income Housing Assistance||3440 Marinatown Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33903|
Call 239-676-3159 for SOAR assisted disability applications;
Rep Payee Services; Permanent Supportive housing and Professional Guardian Advocacy. Hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Saturday by appointment only
|RYAN Healing Center||Emergency Housing||6900 Daniels Parkway Suite 29 PMB 182 Fort Myers, FL 33912|
RYAN Healing Center (formerly known in the community as RYAN Hope House) is operational. We currently have
residential openings for SUD Women and Mothers with young children on a case by case basis. The hotline is still operational at 1-855-RYAN911. All email inquiries are being
directed to [email protected]
|SalusCare||Health Care,Low Income Housing Assistance,Substance Abuse,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||3763 Evans Avenue Ft. Myers, FL 33901|
Call 239-275-3222 for more information or an appointment, Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm.
Services: Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders
COVID-19 screening is being actively utilized at all of our entry points. We have suspended visitation in residential and acute care programs in order to minimize and mitigate
exposure to the virus and we continue to suspend use of our conference space at Evans, Ortiz, and Cape Coral locations
for after-hours groups. The lion’s share of meetings and scheduled gatherings have been moved to a conference call environment. As previously mentioned, we are identifying
ways to temporarily reduce our on-campus footprint to protect the staff that is providing care onsite from exposure, as well as patients.
|School District of Lee County Homeless Program||Employment Training||2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers|
2855 Colonial Blvd., FM
Dept. of Social Work Services
239-337-8522 - FAX: 239-335-1452
Services: Project ACCESS: Educational services provided for PK-12 grade students that are identified as being homeless and/or unaccompanied.
Provides assistance with immediate enrollment, transportation, and any other educational resource needed for the student.
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Remote Office Hours and Contact Information:
1) Sheena Torres-Nunez, District Homeless Liaison Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM District
Cell: (239) 771-4673
2) Yolanda Fernandez, HEP Secretary
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Google
Voice: (561) 463-0774
Resources Available to Students/Families:
1) Educational Resources, Food, Hygiene Products, etc.- The HEP does have some resources available to support
homeless students during this time. If there is a known need, please contact me. We are working closely with school-based social workers and school-sites to get resources to
families as needed. 2) Mobile Hotspot Devices- The School District of Lee
County does have a limited amount of mobile hotspots available for families who are unable to afford Internet Access and who do not have access to WIFI. If your agency is
working with a family that does need assistance with internet access please feel free to contact me.
1) At this time the district has closed the Student Enrollment office and families are being asked to enroll students online. This applies to new students enrolling and
returning students. If a family is unable to access the online system to enroll, please have the family contact me. As a school district we are required to immediately enroll
students who are identified as being homeless and ensure that they have educational accessibility during this time.
|St. Martin de Porres||Food Pantries,Health Care,Showers||4711 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905|
Contact: 333-9826 Fernando Castillo or 878-9790
Showers for men & women Monday thru Fri 3 -6:00 pm
St. Martin is serving dinners in takeout only containers from 3-6 Monday through Friday. They are distributed outside.
Food Pantry Friday 10-noon, is operating outside with only one individual at a time able to select food handled only by volunteers. No more than 5 can stand together. After
school classes are not operating.
|St. Matthew’s House||Food Pantries,Other Helpful Agencies||3954 Broadway Fort Myers 33901|
Monthly Food Pantry May 25 from 1:00 pm til 5:00 pm. This will be at our Fort Myers Miracle Mile Thrift Store @ 3954
Broadway Fort Myers 33901. This is a monthly Food Pantry on the last Monday of each Month
St. Matthew’s House thrift stores opening Monday, May 4th.
The shelter and food program remain open. They are in need of food donations.
|St. Vincent de Paul CARES||Free Meals,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
239-301-5222- 3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Services: Rapid Rehousing program thru Lee County Coordinated Entry system
Open: Monday thru Friday ,8:00 AM – 4:30 PM,.
The St. Vincent de Paul is fully operational with staff working out of our office located at 3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite
200, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
The main office number is 239-301-5222.
The hours of operation at the office are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM,
Monday thru Friday.
Client services are provided via phone as well as in person.
We are committed to the health and safety of our clients and staff. For in-person client meetings, the staff will be wearing masks, clients are requested to do the same.
Temperature checks are conducted prior to the start of the meetings.
Staff is also attending meetings, training, and webinars via video conferencing.
|SWFL Free Pain Clinic||Other Helpful Agencies||6831 Palisades Park Ct Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL 33912|
The SWFL Free Pain Clinic is reopening on Tuesday, May 5th.
New and existing patients can call 239.308.7107 to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be offered on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons from noon until 5 pm at this time.
We have offered telehealth appointments with our physician, physical therapist, and counselor during the temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will
continue to offer this option to existing patients who prefer not to come in.
The health and safety of our patients, staff, and volunteers is our top priority and all necessary social distancing and
sanitizing measures will be taken. Patients will notify staff of their arrival by phone and wait in their vehicles to be called
in. Temperatures will be taken at the door, and only a few patients will be allowed into the clinic at a time. Staff, volunteers, and patients will be required to wear masks in
the clinic. Treatment areas will be sanitized between patients and the entire facility cleaned and disinfected continuously.
|The New Beginnings of SWFL||Transitional (Halfway) Housing||4810 Marine Drive, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
Office hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Executive Director: Nadege Pierre, [email protected]
Operations Director: Monica Bejarano, [email protected]
Services: Residential transitional program for single mothers between the ages of 18-30 years old. The New Beginnings is committed to providing a God-honoring resource to single mothers that assists them and their children both physically and spiritually in a way that demonstrates Christ’s sacrificial love.
The New Beginnings of SWFL, a program for single moms and their children, has available apartments and is accepting applications and conducting phone and zoom interviews.
Unfortunately, we are not an emergency housing program, but if a single mom is in need of a long-term situation
providing a safe and supportive environment, resources to assist her in obtaining an education and career, parenting
classes, counseling, and more, please give us a call! We can start the process of phone interview, on-line application, zoom interview and then move-in assistance. Our website is
www.thenewbeginnings.org and main phone is 239.541.4312.
|The Salvation Army||Emergency Housing,Free Meals,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||2400 Edison Ave., Fort Myers|
239-334-3745 - 2400 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
Services: Women and children, call central intake for information.
Open: M-F, 8:30a.m.-3 p.m.
We will be open Tuesdays through Friday for services (FPL Care to Share, Access, other possible financial assistance, and spiritual counseling) in which individuals are able call or come by for assistance. Because we are still practicing social distancing, all service appointments will be by appointment
only; however, if we have walk-ins they will be able to schedule an appointment with a Social Service Worker for the next available opening. Below is a more detailed schedule.
Outreach Center Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays – Fridays, 9:00am until 3:00pm
Showers: Tuesday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Mondays at Lehigh (25 Homestead Rd N, Ste 42) but the schedule is every OTHER Monday starting Monday, June 22, 11 am to 1 pm.
Tuesdays: 9am – 11am (or until we run out of food)
Center of Hope-2400 Edison Avenue – Drive Thru
Red Shield Diner (Formerly Known as MWC):
Mondays-Fridays 6:30pm – 7:00pm (take out only)
|Valerie’s House||Counseling||1762 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
*Grief Support Groups*
239-204-5804 or for Emergency-239-841-9186
Services: Valerie’s House provides support groups for children and teens after the death of a parent or sibling. Support groups are available for the surviving caregiver as well. Services are provided at no cost.
Valerie’s House Grief Support Programs are continuing amidst the pandemic. Valerie’s House continues to enroll new families daily, providing individual and group grief
support for families grieving the death of a loved one. New intakes and both group and individual support sessions are all conducted with a HIPAA complaint safe virtual platform
and are offered at no cost. Referrals can email Program
Director Amy Strom, LCSW, 239-841-9186 or
|We Care Outreach at White Cross Church||Free Meals||247 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers|
White Cross Church - The Word-We Care OutreachFree meals continue! Showers available
Thursday and Friday - 6:00p.m.
Saturday and Sunday- 9:00 a.m.